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Business Administration Apprenticeship

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are always looking for new staff to join our Business Administration Apprentice training programme which is run in partnership with Learn Direct. The apprenticeship posts are regularly advertised on NHS jobs and the Organisational Learning Department also run workshops and recruitment events to promote the Apprenticeship opportunities. Information events are advertised on this page.

Business Administration Apprenticeships

About Apprenticeships

The Business Administration Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that provides a step into the NHS and leads to nationally recognised qualifications related to Business Administration roles. Designed around the needs of the workplace and employees our apprenticeship programme is suitable for people who want to work within a patient environment, are at least 16 years old (there is no upper age limit), and who are commited to undertaking a 12 month full-time Apprenticeship Programme (37.5 hours per week)

Our Apprenticeship vacancies can be found on NHS jobs www.jobs.nhs.uk

The Business Administration programme is one of a number of different Apprenticeship routes available within the Trust.

Thinking about a healthcare apprenticeship? Watch the short video below to find out more!

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Choose an Apprenticeship: Video resource produced by the National Skills Academy for Health. Supporting employers in the delivery of apprenticeship.

What is the Business Admin Apprentice Programme?

Staff undertaking the Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme are given a contract of employment with LTHT for the length of the training role (12 months). Trainees on the programme are allocated to a department within the Trust where they work within a team and undertake a Business Administration role supported with the relevant education and training required to equip them to take up a permanent Business Administration post on successful completion.

What do Apprentices Gain from the Apprenticeship?

Trainees will gain the following from the Apprenticeship:

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Functional Skills in Math, English and ICT at Level 1
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - Level 1
  • Band 1 Salary - circa- £15,251.00
  • A substantive Band 2 position at LTHT on successful completion of the programme within the required schedule with the opportunity to progress within a Business Administration Role
  • You will be based in an area where there is a potential vacancy across the LTHT sites
  • Study Days throughout the 12 month Programme
  • Tutorial and Assessor Support
  • Weekly working hours 37.5hrs - flexible working required with some weekend working.
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus 8 Bank Holiday Days
  • Eligible for NHS Pension Contribution Scheme

What people say about the Apprenticeship....

Helen Gibson - Business Administration Apprentice

The Business Administration Apprenticeship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot into the NHS. There are lots of opportunities and roles to progress to and work your way up whether that is into management or the clerical side. The support during my Apprenticeship has been brilliant both from the Learn Direct Assessor and Colleagues.

It is nice to have a qualification rather than just going into a job; I will be proud to say that I have a Level 2 Qualification in Business Administration.

I would definitely recommend to anyone to consider this amazing opportunity, I am really enjoying the Apprenticeship and the experience

Alison Ackew - Senior Organisational Learning Facilitator

The NHS is not just about clinical roles. Clerical and Administrative staff are the backbone of the Business. Administration Apprenticeship posts at Leeds Teaching Hospitals are for anyone over the age of 16 who wishes to gain work related qualifications through a structures training programme. We look for talented individuals who can demonstrate that they have the right values and qualities needed to work with people in busy and sometimes stressful healthcare environments. The “Leeds Way” values are used in the recruitment process to assess whether applicants have the potential to contribute to the high-quality patient led service we are so proud of.

Steps in the Recruitment Process

  • Apply online at NHS jobs
  • Shortlisted
  • Complete the Literacy, Numeracy and ICT tests with Learn Direct
  • Attend Assessment Day
  • Short interview
  • References sent for
  • Pre-Employment DBS/CRB check
  • Occupational Health clearance
  • Letter confirming start date
  • 12 month Apprenticeship

Contact Details

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Leedsth-tr.orglearngetin@nhs.net

NHS jobs

www.jobs.nhs.uk

Useful information

https://jobs.leedsth.nhs.uk/my-career

http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

http://www.learndirect.com/

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Business Admin Apprentice?

    The Business Administration Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that provides a step into the NHS and leads to nationally recognised qualifications related to Business Administration roles. Designed around the needs of the workplace and employees our apprenticeship programme is suitable for people who want to work within a patient environment, are at least 16 years old (there is no upper age limit), and who are committed to undertaking a 12 month full-time Apprenticeship Programme (37.5 hours per week).

  • Where would I be working?

    You will be working at one of the six sites across the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust; St James University Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Chappel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital and the Leeds Dental Institute. Preference to which site can be made at your interview, however your placement area will be dependent upon the needs of the organisation.

  • Where will the Programme be held?

    The 12 month Apprenticeship Programme is delivered by an external training provider in conjunction with Leeds Teaching Hospitals staff. Study days will mostly be held at Wharfedale Hospital. Transport will be provided to Wharfedale hospital.

  • What hours will I work?

    The hours of work are full time, 37.5 hours per week, including some weekend and evening working as required. The shifts can be varied and there is a requirement for you to work flexibly. Apprentices are expected to work a combination of shifts in any 7 day period and this can include early shifts and late shifts.

  • How much holiday will I be entitled to?

    Within the 12 month Apprenticeship Programme, Business Admin Apprentices are entitled to 27 days annual leave plus any additional bank holidays that occur during the training programme. Annual leave dates are agreed with your manager but cannot be taken when study leave is planned.

    All study leave is mandatory, all study days must be attended.

  • What happens if I am off sick?

    To ensure that apprentices get sufficient placement experience to gain their Level 2 Diploma, it is expected that no more than two days sickness within the first 6 months and no more than five days in the whole 12 months is taken.

    Attendance will be monitored in accordance with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust's Attendance Management Policy.

  • How will I undertake my Level 2 Diploma?

    All apprentices undertake a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration. The choice of Units provides the essential administration skills, knowledge and experience needed to apply for a permanent administrational post.

    Throughout the Apprenticeship Programme classroom teaching is provided in most aspects of administration. Apprentices are assessed via examinations, one to one assessments and online document submissions.

    Apprentices must have access to a computer that is compatible with Microsoft Office to enable completion of course work online.

    Apprentices must also be prepared to spend approximately 8 hours per week in their own time to complete coursework. They are also allocated a Mentor who provides support throughout the 12 month Apprenticeship Programme.

  • What opportunities are there once I have completed the Programme?

    Apprentices are placed in a department where there is a potential vacancy. Providing you work successfully and complete the apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent Band 2 role within the Trust.

    Further development opportunities are available upon completion of the apprenticeship, such as the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.